Putting It Together ~ Men’s Fashion Shoot [Ebony, 1972]

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“Furs, plaids and bold colours spice men’s fashions for fall ’72.”

Ebony magazine’s September 1972 fashion shoot for men was based around layering different colours, patterns and fabrics. And plaid. Lots of plaid.

Pleasing Plaids

“Pleasing plaids are shown in these three outfits. At left, Eagle’s printed knit, Blye International‘s leather pants and Sears’ chenille vest offer conservative styling. At centre is the eye-catching design by Austin Reed of Regent Street: a suit with real window pane checks and a two-button deep centre vent. At right, the sporting look is by Oscar de la Renta for After Six – a boldly patterned, with fitted jacket and cotton suede pants. Shirts by Geoffrey Beene (with Eagle’s Knit) and Career Club. Boots by Verde.”


Bold And Beautiful

Left – “Bold and beautiful black brothers will get it together this fall with such Fur Fantastic‘s single breasted, raccoon coat worn over bulky knit sweater by Gino Paoli and Western denim jeans by H.D. Lee. For a dressier look, there’s a body-contoured three-piece plaid coat with matching leather-trimmed vest and trousers by International Fashions, Inc. Both boots by Verde.”

Right – “EIeganza‘s crushed velvet greatcoat, Gino Paoli‘s layered sweater look and Jaymar-Ruby‘s 100 per cent polyester twill knit pants make up the ensemble below.”


Quick-Change Artists

Left – “Layered look is accomplished with a sweater over a sweater and double pleated, belted trousers in wool. At right, a check jacket, cabled vest, flannel single pleat trousers, silk shirt and bow tie complete the desired sporty appearance. Clothes are by Yves Saint Laurent. “

Centre – “Quick-change artists, or men who simply like to get more for their money, will love these reversible suits of soft luxurious cowhide. The navy-blue suit is shown on the cowhide side. The brown suit is shown on the smooth leather side. Sweaters by Sears and Gino Pauli. Girl’s outfit by Chuck Howard.”

Right – “He’s together in Hammonton Park‘s sports outfit. It has 100 per cent cotton velvet, single-breasted straight jacket with silver buttons and looped, belted pants. Printed jersey shirt by Gino Pauli. She’s in a Traina, Ltd.’s suit.”


Menswear ’72 vibrates in many moods.

Blye International‘s patch work cotton suede two-piece ensemble in shades of brown is shown here, layered with Gino Paoli‘s turtle insert and a cotton and polyester shirt by Career Club. Boots by Verde.”


Fur-Minded Fellows

Left – “Fur-minded fellows might prefer either Fur Fantastic‘s big-collar silver fox coat (worn over Petrocelli‘s window-plaid polyester knit suit), or Oliver Gintel‘s double-breasted snow top mink with wrap belt, notch collar, slant pockets and deep, button-trimmed back vent.”

Right – “Take your pick of design ideas from this threesome: the “fly” leather coat and pants combo by Blye International (shirt by Geoffrey Beene), the colour-splashed jacket by Eagle or the rugged lumberjack look by Sears. “


French Vibrations

Left – “French vibrations are felt in this Yves Saint Laurent double-breasted business suit with patch pockets and plaid silk shirt. Outfit worn by girl is also by Saint Laurent.”

Centre – A choice of blue: At left is Oscar de la Renta‘s suit in woven wool for After Six. It’s a two-button with deep double vents and pocket flaps. At right is Hammonton Park‘s wool and polyester suit with cross-over side vents and patch pockets formed by simulated cobbler stitches. Shirts by Career Club. Ties by Hut. Shoes by Verde. For the lady, a two-piece jersey by Willi Smith.

Right – “Elegant indeed is this navy velvet formal accented with bright silk dots and racing stripes. It’s by Oscar de la Renta for After Six. She wears matte jersey by Bill Blass.”


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